Drobo Gets a WHS 2011 Add-In


I listen to a lot of podcasts. Too many, in fact. One podcast I used to listen to that has fallen off my playlist is The Home Server Show. It’s too bad I haven’t been listening as I evidently missed a challenge issued on a recent episode to the WHS community to develop an add-in for managing an attached Drobo. Turns […]

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Comcast Looking to iPad Apps for Cable Set Top Box UI

Comcast App

Comcast is in the process of developing a new UI for their set top cable boxes. Known as Xcalibur, Comcast has been approaching the development of the UI with an eye to what consumers are becoming accustomed to on other devices. The goal is a UI that supports apps that tie into online services while displaying richer content information in […]

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Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2 Reviewed


  Before Windows Home Server came along, I used to drool over the ReadyNAS boxes. They were compact and ReadyNAS had already established themselves as being particularly friendly to plug-in development. That was before ReadyNAS got bought up by Netgear. Fortunately, it sounds like Netgear is continuing to support the development of a NAS device that combines professional performance with consumer pricing. It […]

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Comcast Pilot Testing IPv6 Rollout to Home Cutomers


The transition from IPv4 to IPv6 has been a study in technological baby steps. Even as the world is rapidly running out of IPv4 addresses, ISPs are very slowly working out how to move their customers to IPv6. Comcast has stepped up and become the first major ISP to deploy IPv6 to home customers, albeit only to customers in one town […]

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Adobe Ending Flash for Television


Adobe recently announced that they are going to halt the development of Flash for mobile devices. Turns out that includes televisions. Adobe had 200 partners onboard with their Open Screen Project, an effort to create a platform for deploying Flash-based apps across multiple devices. Unfortunately, it never got deployed much farther than the Google TV. It doesn’t sound like this will affect companies […]

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Sony Losing Money on Every TV Sold

Sinking Sony

Sony recently announced that they are working to restructure their television business as it has been a bit of a drag on their bottom line over the last couple of years. Things may be even grimmer than suspected. Sony CEO Howard Stringer recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal and intimated that Sony loses money on every TV it sells. If […]

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Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV Headset Reviewed

Sony has been showing off their Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV Headset, their modern day take on the Sony Glasstron, but now it is working its way into the hands of reviewers. I have to admit that I am pretty excited about this headset. The basic concept has intrigued me for years. I am a bit worried after seeing pictures of the device on the […]

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Gigabyte E350N-USB3 Reviewed

Gigabyte E350N-USB3

Another day, another E350 review. This time Gigabyte is representing the Brazos platform with the E350N-USB3. The inclusion of USB 3.0 support is certainly a nice touch, though I would prefer to see more SATA connections if I was looking to use the board in a low-power server build. The inclusion of a CPU fan for use in partcularly demanding builds […]

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Asus O!Play Mini Plus Reviewed

Asus OIPlay Mini Plus

Asus has been making their O!Play line of media streamers for a couple of years. We even reviewed one of the earlier models, the O!Play HDP-R1. The folks over at VR-Zone got the opportunity to put the O!Play Mini Plus through its paces. Asus has certainly joined Apple and Roku in working to slim down their media streamers, if not their […]

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